I was in a bad flare and was started on humira every 2 weeks for 7 months than weekly humira for 3 months plus we added cort enemas nightly, lialda 3 tabs daily, finally we added preds in the end with no relief and I was getting worse, lots of blood and mucus etc. and urgency @ 15x daily, cramping/pain @ level 8.
Then I was admitted to the hospital for 3 days so my insurance would cover for me to start Remicade infusions. The doctors said sometimes we have to do this so that we can get you started on the Remicade infusions, after that it will be easier to get you into a infusion center for your infusions. So off I went and I started my Remicade infusions in the hospital and have been in remission since my second infusion.
Now I do my infusions at a infusion center every 6 weeks and take lialda daily. I have been off the preds for 3 months now.
Hope this info helps. Good Luck!
Diag: New-10/25/17 Ulcerative pancolitis with rectal bleeding.
Diag: Original-UC rectosigmoiditis+diverticulosis
Hospital: Admitted 10/20/17 Started Remicade Discharged 10/23/17
Rx: Remicade 5mg/kg infusion every 6 weeks. Lialda 3 tabs daily
Post Edited (newme22) : 3/3/2018 8:45:39 PM (GMT-7)